Financing Start-Ups

It's Not About the Money

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The Samwer brothers founded Rocket Internet.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Although it is becoming easier for German start-ups to obtain funding, they could also benefit from advice and support from bigger companies.

  • Facts


    • Start-ups in Berlin attracted a total of €1.4 billion in venture capital in the first half of 2015, more than in any other European city.
    • Despite this, many managers of start-ups complain about the length of time taken by German companies to award contracts and approve products.
    • It has been suggested that part of the problem could be that German companies want to play it safe and are less willing than their U.S. counterparts to embrace ideas that may appear wacky.
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